SeriousSam said:Looks like he can, but you're right that it's an extremely important skill to have to overcome the ultra defenders (Murray, Djokovic, Nadal). It's why Ferrer never won a slam.Swinging for the fences is a tactic that some players can use effectively. Thiem can't. I don't know if he'll win Slams.
Gigs_98 said:Still no lost set for Thiem, although to be fair his opponents have been very easy so far. Nevertheless as an Austrian I'm getting a bit hyped, although Thiem usually has problems against Djokovic, who will probably be his next opponent.
Red Rick said:Djokovic seems finito. Very much unlike him to semi tank a slam QF. Thiem's clay season has been impressive though, apart from getting ruined by Djoko in Rome. Unfortunately, he gets Rafa in the semi, because I think he'd be a big favourite vs both Murray and Wawrinka right now.
Red Rick said:I still think Wawrinka is quite a way off from what he did to Djokovic at RG 2015, and I can't see that happening to Nadal on clay.